Mother Nature has been odd this year, especially in New York.
We had Hurricane Irene and a mini-earthquake in August, a snowstorm in October, uncharacteristically warm weather in November, and, yesterday, it rained hearts:
I finally cracked open my painting kit I received as a present several years ago. Since I hadn’t painted since art class in middle school, I prepared myself by watching a few “how to watercolor” videos on Youtube at work. I got home and took out my kit, only to find it was Oil Painting for Dummies, not Watercolor for Dummies.
I started out terribly – I managed to cover more than 50% of my canvas with dark grey. But once I started covering it up, it gradually got better. After I finished my fade-like background, I copied a simple couple holding umbrellas from the internet. Lastly, I added some heart-drops using a not-too-effective heart stencil I cut out of the eraser of my pencil, which explains why some of the hearts don’t quite look like hearts.
Here’s some rainy day music for you: